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Clooney Restaurant

33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9 3581702
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Ranked #3 of 1,294 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $90
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In October 2006 owner Tony Stewart in collaboration with Fearon Hay Architects transformed a derelict warehouse space into a spectacular dining room, creating a completely unique dining experience. The beautiful restaurant once only a concrete frame and block work warehouse, has been reinterpreted to showcase how a marriage of materials comes together to create one harmonious restaurant and bar space. The curvaceous forms, luxurious fabrics and fine textures complete the design and create a space that is sophisticated, sleek and elegant. Design elements complement each other without the need to conceal. The space and materials communicate this to each other and complete the design without overpowering one or the other. All design elements come together evoking a feeling of belongingness while providing intimacy within a magnificent interior.The food, like the design is classic yet undeniably modern.Chef Harris’ cuisine melds the tradition of classical with a contempory approach to ingredients and technique, showing clever techniques and use of ingredients used to stimulate the palate and the memory rather than confuse the mind.The flavours are clean, precise and modern, his dishes are continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution.Numerous awards over the past six years have sung the praises of Clooney and their consistency to outstanding cuisine, service and dining experience.Clooney restaurant is located in Freemans Bay Auckland, New Zealand, is owned by Tony Stewart and was designed by Fearon Hay Architects. A relaxed but dynamic dining experience that’s deeply rooted within Auckland’s progressive dining scene.
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English first
Madrid, Spain
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Travelling on Dec. 24th I planned well ahead to guarantee for a warm dinner and to avoid some fast food type meals. I honestly don’t remember how I found Clooney but sure can say that I was lucky. After travelling for 5 days and having had good food experiences in Singapore and 2 flights from Singapore to get here we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Celebrated our wedding anniversary with a 7 course degustation menu matched with wines. We were greeted like old friends on arrival even though this was our first visit. An attentive yet discreet maitre'd welcomed, seated us and returned with two glasses on congratulatory champagne, while we perused the surroundings. Round tables, quiet hum of conversation, thread curtains creating intimate spaces.... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Thank you so much, we had the best Christmas party experience. The Dom Perignon room was exquisite and had my colleagues and their partners buzzing from the moment they arrived. The interactive experience with the AMAZING Chef and the friendly creative barman made for such a memorable evening. Cant wait to do it again, thanks Tony, nice work and most... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We recently had the 7 course degustation menu with wine matches. Each course was superb and the wine matches excellent and educational. The service was informative, friendly but not at all intrusive. Timing between courses was spot on with the meal taking around 3.5 hours. The atmosphere was fun, tables are well separated. Be warned it is pricey but for... More 

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auckland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Had dinner with my team from work as a Christmas treat to ourselves. Every aspect was just perfect. The friendly knowledgeable staff, the intimate elegant and cosy setting and of course the sublime food. It was everything we expected and more and did not disappoint in any way.

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Loved our dinner at Clooney's on Saturday night. Our waitress Rachel really made our night, she had amazing food knowledge and a great attitude. The food was lovely, comparable to other top restaurants in Auckland, more of a fresh style rather than rich and creamy which is to my taste. The stand out dish was the lamb. I have to... More 

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Excellent menu, beautifully prepared, great range perfect rather than precious. Wine selection excellent. A truly great meal. I would return in an instant.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The food was absolutely amazing! The service was perfect - watress was nice, professional and explained every dish perfectly. The lay out of the restaurant was great - we were sat in the middle of the restaurant but felt like we were in a private space due to how they have separated it. I honestly had the best experience at... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had a lovely dinner on 11th of December, the food was delicious and so tasty and the service was great.

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

simple reservation done via the website - easy atmosphere is great, your seated far enough from others with drapery in between that you get a great sense of privacy, the seats are very comfy, it's easy to melt into them service was unobtrusive, fast, professional, friendly,perfect ordered the 7 course tasting menu which actually became 8 courses at the same... More 

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Address: 33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9 3581702
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Average Prices: USD 0 - 90

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